The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Industrail Control Panel bonding per 409.108
by sparkyinak
Yesterday at 06:29 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
12/07/16 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
12/06/16 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 10
sparkyinak 9
Texas_Ranger 8
Potseal 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 186 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#92960 - 04/20/05 03:29 PM Temporary Installation?
jes Offline
Member

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 103
Loc: CT
Do remediation services that come in after a water leak or similar problem with cleaning, drying and dehumidifier equipment fall under the requirements of 527.6 (2002 ed) for GFCI protection?? Usually there are numerous pieces of equipment and some cords. Much of this equipment could be considered janitorial...

Top
2014 / 2011 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
#92961 - 04/21/05 09:54 AM Re: Temporary Installation?
DougW Offline
Member

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
It might depend on how their equipment is wired. I would think that appliances meant to be used in a wet environment would be "double" insulated... not sure how their (temporary) use would be covered in a Code interpretation.

ETA - maybe using GFCI cords / outlet adapters?

[This message has been edited by DougW (edited 04-21-2005).]

Top
#92962 - 04/21/05 04:14 PM Re: Temporary Installation?
jes Offline
Member

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 103
Loc: CT
The appliances are provided with three wire cords (with equipment grounding conductor) with no integral GFCI. I guess what I am asking is whether this work would be considered 'construction, remodeling, maintenance, repair or demolition of buildings, structures, equipment or similar activities.' GFCI protection can be provided by a number of methods.

Top
#92963 - 04/25/05 09:22 AM Re: Temporary Installation?
safetygem Offline
Member

Registered: 01/30/02
Posts: 114
Loc: Ohio, USA
Construction means, "work for construction, alteration, and/or repair, including painting and decorating." 29 CFR 1926.32(g)

Without actually seeing the work that is being performed, I'd say that this is more than likely within the scope of "construction."

Take a look at the following letter of interpretation from OSHA, particularly question and answer #1. While it does not specifically address your question, it does discuss some of the criteria used to differentiate between "construction" and "maintenance."

Hope this helps.

Edited to add link to letter of interp. (oops.) http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=INTERPRETATIONS&p_id=247 89

[This message has been edited by safetygem (edited 04-25-2005).]

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals